Publications and Documents

Document Number Title Description Author Date Published Document External Document URL
Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report (final draft)

The Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) review was proposed by the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) and has been organized by the CLIVAR ARP in close cooperation with the PIRATA consortium. The review is intended to evaluate scientific progress since the last review and recommend actions to advance sustained observing efforts in the tropical Atlantic.

The structure of the report is organized with an executive summary that introduces the main societal drivers and provides a summary of the recommendations and where in the report these are more thoroughly discussed. The core text of the report then proceeds in the following order: (1) a concise review of TAOS societal, scientific and operational drivers; (2) a summary of the current TAOS observing network; (3) recommendations on the evolution of the TAOS; (4) information on the actual TAOS data flow and products and recommendations for their evolution; and (5) recommendations on the future governance of the TAOS. More detailed information on the scientific and operational drivers are provided in the Appendices as well as a rationalization of all observing requirements in terms of Essential Ocean and Climate Variables.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 PDF icon TAOS Review Report_final draft_8May2021.pdf
32 018 1st Tropical Atlantic Observing System Review Workshop Report Saturday, September 29, 2018 PDF icon 1st TAOS Review Workshop Report_final.pdf
Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy Tuesday, July 3, 2018 PDF icon CLIVAR Science Plan_Final.pdf
12 018 Report of the 16th Session of the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel Tuesday, June 5, 2018 PDF icon 16th_ARP_Meeting_report_final.pdf
12 017 Report on the 15th session of CLVIAR ARP Wednesday, June 28, 2017 PDF icon Report on the 15th session of CLVIAR ARP.pdf
205 Report of the 14th Session of the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel Wednesday, February 3, 2016 PDF icon Report 14th ARP meeting.pdf
198 Atlantic Region Panel Achievements and Future plans


Prepared for pan-CLIVAR meeting in The Hague, July 2014 and CLIVAR SSG meeting in Moscow, November 2014

Ping Chang and Peter Brandt Monday, November 24, 2014 PDF icon 198-AIP-achievement and future plan.pdf
188 Report of the 12th Session of the Atlantic Implementation Panel

13-14 September 2012

Kiel, Germany

Unknown Friday, September 14, 2012 PDF icon ICPO188_AIP12.pdf
185 Report of the 11th Session of the Atlantic Implementation Panel

25-26 March 2011

Miami, USA

Unknown Saturday, March 26, 2011 PDF icon ICPO_185_AIP11_report_final.pdf
Report of the Tropical Atlantic Meeting

Miami, USA

Bill Thursday, March 4, 2010 PDF icon TACE_report_2010_miami.pdf